1. Ask Billboard: How Has Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' Become Such A Big Hit?

    July 27, 2014 8:05 AM EDT In the latest mailbag: Industry execs analyze the song's barrier-breaking explosion. Plus, magic chart moves, Hilary Duff's best sellers & Tom Petty favorites As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com .…

  2. Summer Songs 1985-2013: The Top 10 Tunes of Each Summer

    May 22, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Hot weather plus nostalgia makes for a potent mix(tape). In order to aid your festive flashbacks, we analyzed the Billboard Hot 100 chart for each of the past 29 years and came up with this definitive list of the 10 jams that pumped out of your stereo most between Memorial Day and Labor…

  3. Afrojack's Debut Album 'Forget The World' Due Out In May

    March 13, 2014 11:36 AM EDT After spending the past year releasing a series of singles, Afrojack will release his debut album, "Forget the World," on May 19. The Dutch producer's first LP will feature collaborations among Wiz Khalifa and Sting, among others. In March 2013, Afrojack signed a worldwide deal…

  4. Romeo Santos Rockets to Record No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs Chart

    February 06, 2014 4:20 PM EST Romeo Santos soars 39-1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs chart with his new single "Odio," featuring Drake. The jump is the biggest to No. 1 since the chart switched to an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid methodology (from all-airplay) in October 2012. In the process,…

  5. Chart Highlights: Pitbull & Ke$ha, Beyonce & Jay Z Score New No. 1s

    January 20, 2014 4:55 PM EST The former pair takes over atop Pop Songs with 'Timber,' while the latter twosome's 'Drunk in Love' crowns R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Plus, new leaders for Demi Lovato, Avenged Sevenfold, Zac Brown Band and Elvis Crespo (also with Pitbull) Chart Highlights offers a…

  6. Pitbull Poll: Vote For Your Favorite Top 10 Hit

    January 08, 2014 4:01 PM EST How does new No. 1 single "Timber" stack up against his other smashes? Vote now! On this week's Hot 100 chart , Pitbull's latest party starter -- "Timber," featuring Ke$ha -- ends a four-week run at No. 2 by bumping up to the top spot and giving Pitbull his…

  7. Pitbull, Ke$ha Take 'Timber' to Top of Hot 100

    January 08, 2014 1:27 PM EST The collaboration dethrones Eminem and Rihanna's 'The Monster' after a four-week reign. Plus, Katy Perry gallops into the top 10 with 'Dark Horse,' featuring Juicy J After a four-week wait at No. 2, Pitbull and Ke$ha climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100…

  8. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: Every No. 1 Song (1958-2013)

    August 02, 2013 8:31 AM EDT This is the full list of every single song to ever hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, in chronological order starting with the chart's inception in 1958 through 2013. Happy 55th anniversary, Hot 100! HOT 100 55th ANNIVERSARY: ALL-TIME TOP 100 SONGS LIST Hot 100 55th Anniversary Main Page JUMP…

  9. Afrojack Premieres 'As Your Friend' Feat. Chris Brown: Exclusive

    February 19, 2013 5:34 PM EST Superstar DJ/producer set to release solo LP later in 2013 Billboard.com presents an exclusive listen of "As Your Friend," the new collaboration between Grammy-winning producer/DJ Afrojack and vocalist Chris Brown. Buy 'As Your Friend' now on iTunes The track comes…

  10. Ne-Yo and The Vaccines Top U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2012 10:40 AM EDT London rock quartet the Vaccines won their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with their sophomore set "Come Of Age," as R&B luminary Ne-Yo 's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" became his fourth chart-topping single in the territory ahead…

  11. 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists: Complete List

    April 19, 2012 7:35 PM EDT UPDATE 5/21: The Show Is Over! See FULL WINNERS LIST Here -- ALBUM AWARDS: Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele "21" Michael Buble "Christmas" Drake "Take Care" Lady Gaga "Born This Way" Lil Wayne "Tha Carter IV" Top Pop Album Adele "19"…

  12. Pitbull Going 'Back In Time' with 'Men in Black 3' Theme Song

    March 22, 2012 12:35 PM EDT After handling the theme songs for the first two "Men in Black" movies, Will Smith has deferred to superstar rapper Pitbull to provide the theme for the forthcoming third installment of the sci-fi franchise. "Back In Time" will be released to radio and as a digital single…

  13. Weekly Chart Notes: Bruce Springsteen, Big Time Rush, Pitbull

    March 17, 2012 2:15 PM EDT The Boss scores his 10th No. 1 album, Big Time Rush are a fab four and Pitbull unleashes his first Dance/Club Play Songs leader as a lead artist. SUPER 'BALL': TENTH TIME NOT FROZEN OUT OF NO. 1: With his new leader, Springsteen expands his span of commanding the Billboard 200 to 31…

  14. Don Omar, Pitbull Lead Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 28, 2012 10:15 AM EST Many music industry pundits say this is increasingly a business of songs. And in the Latin music sphere, no one exemplified this better in the past year than Don Omar, who thanks in large part to the seemingly endless appeal of his songs "Danza Kuduro" and "Taboo," is the…

  15. Pitbull, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Rock NBA All-Star Game: Videos

    February 27, 2012 1:50 AM EST Pitbull called on some super-friends while Nicki Minaj unveiled a new hit at the NBA All-Star Game, which took place in Orlando on Sunday night (Feb. 26). Pit brought out Ne-Yo , Nayer and unannounced performer Chris Brown during the halftime show, while the female rap star played her latest…

  16. Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Also Appointed Senior VP of A&R

    January 24, 2012 9:25 PM EST Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is moving from Def Jam to Motown Records, the company told Billboard.biz exclusively today. In addition, the Grammy Award-winning artist will bring his Compound Entertainment imprint to the venerable label and take on a creative role at Motown as senior VP of A&R.…

  17. Adele Rules 2011 With Top Selling Album & Song

    January 04, 2012 9:40 AM EST Though it seemed a foregone conclusion months ago, Adele 's "21" and her "Rolling in the Deep" single finish 2011 as the United States' top-selling album and song, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" sold 5.82 million copies last year, while "…

  18. A New Year's Tradition That Never Gets Auld

    January 03, 2012 4:35 PM EST As radio evolves, one old stand-by is alive and well: New Year's countdowns. (After all, the holiday is ushered in with a countdown at midnight. Why shouldn't radio follow suit?) A flip through the radio dial here in New York revealed stations in a variety of formats counting down…

  19. Pitbull and Chris Brown Dance Atop Skyscrapers in 'International Love' Video

    December 09, 2011 1:50 PM EST Atop a skyscraper, Pitbull gazes out upon the rest of the world, thinking about the many countries he's traveled to and whipping his tie around at will. "I don't play football, but I touch down everywhere!" declares the pop star, also known as Mr. Worldwide. He soon…

  20. LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' Named Billboard's 2011 Song of the Summer

    September 08, 2011 9:55 AM EDT With its lyrics imploring revelers to "get up, get down, put your hands up to the sound!," LMFAO 's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, is, fittingly, Billboard's 2011 song of the summer. The hi-energy dance track tops this year's…

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